Microsoft SQL Server is a scalable, high-performance database management system. Designed to meet the requirements of distributed client-server computing, SQL Server enables organizations to improve decision-making and streamline business processes. Microsoft SQL Server is your solution to complex business problems. It offers reduced complexity for users, administrators and developers as well as quicker, easier-to-use business solutions at lower costs.
Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition is the complete database and analysis offering that rapidly delivers the next generation of scalable e-commerce, line-of-business and data warehousing solutions. It includes the complete set of SQL Server database and analysis features and is uniquely characterized by several features that make it the most scalable and available edition of SQL Server. It scales to the performance levels required to support the largest Web sites and enterprise online transaction processing (OLTP) and data warehousing systems. Its support for failover clustering also makes it ideal for any mission critical line-of-business application.
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With Software Assurance, you receive access to new versions of licensed software released during the term of your agreement to deploy at your own pace. New Version Rights simplifies the procurement process and shortens the business process cycle, allowing you to reduce the costs associated with acquiring new version releases and immediately take advantage of the latest technology.